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Controller Rebuilding Service for all GEM Cars
So, how does a controller Work:
It�s a very simple concept - A GEM car controller is basically wired-in between the motor and the batteries and is responsible for delivering any driver designated amount of power to the motor. It will take readings from the accelerator pedal assembly and then determine how much of the battery power to deliver to the motor.
So, what causes a GEM Car controller to break:
A controller is under a tremendous amount of electrical stress. Your GEM Car batteries produce 72 volts and the controller "chops" the 72 volts thousands of times per second to create an average voltage somewhere between 0 and 72 volts, which is delivered to the motor. This constant stress, along with controller age and exposure to the elements contribute to potential failure (or erratic behavior) of the controller. How long a controller will last before it needs to be serviced varies, but the amount of usage and the environment will have an effect.
So, how do I know if my GEM car is experiencing a controller problem:
The symptoms of bad controller can vary and are not always easily detected by a GEM car owner. In general the following GEM car problems may be an indication of a controller problem:
Although these symptoms may not always be easily or definitively diagnosed by a GEM car owner, a Ride-4-Fun technician has the experience to quickly isolate and easily detect controller problems. Therefore it�s recommended to contact Ride-4-Fun, and speak with our technicians who can help determine the root cause of your GEM car problem.
So, what are my options if I need to replace or repair my controller:
Replacing a controller can be costly and it must integrate with car specific settings and cable hook-ups, so it�s important to understand your options when it needs to be replaced. The options can be to replace it with a new or used controller, or rebuild your existing controller.
The most costly option is buy a new controller, and matching up your specific controller and re-loading your controller settings can be an issue. Different models and years used different controller versions, and the program settings can vary from GEM car to GEM car. It�s important to note that a controller is "Programmed" for each car and contains settings that are specific to a cars options, and these program setting must be maintained for proper GEM car performance, reliability, and safety.
Buying a used controller can be cheaper than buying a new controller, however you will have the same issues as buying a new controller. Matching your controller version and matching the programming options will be difficult to impossible.
At Ride-4-Fun we recommend rebuilding of your current controller. The Ride-4-Fun controller rebuilding service provides the following services for GEM car owners:
So, what does it cost to replace or repair a GEM car controller:
A new controller can cost $1,000 and a used controller can cost $600 to $750, while a Ride-4-Fun rebuild costs only $499 � and that�s for a complete 100% rebuild, re-programming, and technical phone support.
To discuss any controller issues or to purchase the rebuild service:
You can purchase the rebuild service online (by clicking here), or you can contact us with any questions. We can answer any GEM car questions, assist with diagnosing a problem and recommend options.
If You Have Any Questions:
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